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Arts & Entertainment Mother shares story of Loving Lindsey ...4

Passages................................16 Something for the Soul

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Shoe boxes filled with love, hope.........17

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Your Health Nutrition customized for a mom’s life..18

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Life with purpose By Kristine Thomas Silverton resident Lindsey Atwell refers to her mother’s book about her life as “the good, the bad and the ugly.” “The ugly is my ex-boyfriends, the bad is what happened with my marriage and my ex-boyfriends,” Lindsey said, “and the good is my family. My mom and my dad do so much to take care of me and they are very helpful. I don’t say it enough but I appreciate everything they do. I just sometimes show it in a different way.” Hearing those words brings joy to Silverton author Linda Atwell. It’s another moment to celebrate and cherish amongst the other times of worry and concern. In her first book, Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs, Linda, 59, shares the sometimes complicated and often humorous relationship between herself and Lindsey, 37. Describing Lindsey as a “strong-willed, high-functioning adult with intellectual

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Yes, Linda told her daughter. Lindsey’s response: “Well, I am pretty funny. As long as you tell the truth, it is OK by me.”

disabilities,” Linda honestly shares Lindsey’s journey after she graduates from high school at 19 to her 30th birthday party. “Lindsey’s 30th birthday day was a really sweet moment in our life,” Linda recalled. And a moment when she thought things would settle down for Lindsey. “But Lindsey keeps providing me with such good material for another book,” Linda said, laughing, including a recent Alaskan cruise where Lindsey shared stories with dinner guests about her homeless boyfriend and told an older man to stop flirting with her. “She definitely says things that can stop

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all the dinner conversation,” Linda said. Although Linda recounts personal moments in the memoir, she’s respectful to Lindsey’s privacy and only shared things she thought were appropriate. “I’m sure there are things in the book that Lindsey wishes never happened because there are things I certainly wished never

Allowing the reader to walk in her shoes and experience her range of emotions, Linda explains what it felt like for Lindsey to start working at Goodwill and move into a cottage in the Atwells’ backyard. And then there’s the phone call she received from Lindsey while she and her husband, John, were on vacation with Lindsey announcing she had had sex for the first time. When pouring her heart onto the pages, Linda did ponder if she would be judged harshly for sharing her family’s secrets. In all communities, Linda said, some people have a tendency to gossip. By


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letting go of her fear and sharing the facts about Lindsey’s decision to have a tubal ligation and to run away with a manipulative man more than twice her age, Linda diminishes the power of gossip and secrets. “For me, secrets make you vulnerable and feel lonely especially in a small town,” Linda said. “In the game of gossip, sometimes things are told and you hear what people say and think, ‘wow that’s not at all what happened.’ By telling the story, I share the facts.” What Linda wanted for Lindsey – and Lindsey also wanted for herself – was to live an independent life, to have purpose and to find love. “When you are teaching your child to be independent, you also have to learn to be OK when some of the choices she is making are not what you would want for her,” Linda shared. The memoir shares the successes people with special needs can achieve when provided parental, educational and

community support. Linda is grateful for all the people who have given support and encouragement both to her and Lindsey, including Analene Waterman who hired Lindsey in 2007 to work at her State Farm Insurance Agency. Beginning in 2010, Linda said it took 40 different versions and about 75 “lovely rejection letters” until she finally received news her book would be published this year. With many positive reviews for her book and media attention from around the United States, Linda is glad she persevered and hopes parents with special needs children will see they can still have dreams for their children leading independent lives.

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“I felt it was an important story to share and I poured my heart out onto the pages because I really wanted people to understand what it is like to raise a child with special needs,” Linda said. “The other part has to do with the fact I am so proud of what Lindsey has accomplished. Lindsey is an incredible example of hope.”

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Bethany School holds carnival The Bethany Charter School annual Harvest Carnival is Saturday, Oct. 7, 4 - 7 p.m. at the school, 11824 Hazelgreen Rosd NE, Silverton. There will be carnival games – including a dunk tank and bounce house -- drawing, food, and Bingo. Bingo has been a tradition at the annual carnival for 40-plus years. Funds raised go toward outdoor education trips, field trips, assemblies, classroom supplies and equipment, and teacher appreciation. Prize drawing tickets are available from any student or at the school. Prizes include $100 cash, $100 Dutch Bros gift card, $100 Amazon gift card, $100 Winco gift card, and three nights at a Sunriver cabin. Bethany Charter School is a K-8 public school chartered by the Silver Falls School District. Eighty percent of the school’s funding comes from the Silver Falls School District. The school relies on outside support to help maintain its focus on natural sciences and technology, and pregrams enriched with art, physical education and music in a small school atmosphere.

Opportunity Transition program seeks volunteers By Melissa Wagoner Michiel Nankman knows what it’s like to struggle in social situations. Originally from the Netherlands, the shift to life in the United States has often felt overwhelming. “When I came to the US I was like, ‘I don’t know how to do any of these things,’” he remembered. “I still feel that way sometimes. I go to a restaurant and I’m still overwhelmed by the choices.” These struggles, although difficult, have helped Nankman relate to the students he teaches in Silverton High School’s Transition Program, a branch of the special education department. These students are unique in that they range in age from 18 to 21 and have already graduated with an individualized education plan (IEP) and something other than a general diploma. “The transition program is a post high school program for students in special education who want to work on their job skills and their life skills,” he explained. This year Nankman has 12 students enrolled in this voluntary program. Meeting Monday through Friday during the school year, these young adults will work on life skills including; cooking, grocery shopping, household budgeting and leisure activities. Weekly fieldtrips to


Volunteers are needed for Silver Falls School District’s Transition Program. In-classroom assistance, field trip presentations and on-the-job work experience opportunities are needed. Contact Michiel Nankman at or 503-879-6331 ext. 3797. businesses in the community give hands-on experience and are an extremely important part of the learning process but can also prove challenging to organize. Nankman relies on proprietors who are willing to be a part of the curriculum for a day or else provide interested students work experience opportunities throughout the year. Nankman also connects students with important agencies that will become a vital part of their support network once the program is finished. One such program is the Vocational Rehabilitation Department in Salem which helps place students with steady employment, hopefully before completion of the program. “The goal is that as the people at the school step back there are a lot of other people to step forward,” Nankman said. “We hope your last day of school is exactly the same as your first day of work.”

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A moment of history was made at the 2017 Mount Angel Oktoberfest.

Abbot Christian is the 59th Abbot of Engelberg Abbey (as it is known in English), which was founded in 1120. He arrived in Portland just four hours before the appearance at the Weingarten, but the long day didn’t appear to dampen his spirits or his willingness to engage in conversation over the polka music.

It took place at a few minutes past 7 p.m. on Saturday, in a very lively Weingarten that was packed to the rafters. Oktoberfest President Chris Bischoff introduced Abbot Christian Meyer, OSB, from Kloster Engelberg, a Benedictine monastery in Switzerland, to an appreciative audience. It was the first time in the 52-year history of Oktoberfest that the festival was graced with a visit from the leader of the nearly 900-year-old Swiss religious community which founded Mount Angel Abbey through the efforts of Fr. Adelheim Odermatt, and inspired the city’s name change from Fillmore to Mount Angel. Abbot Christian was accompanied on stage by Abbot Jeremy Driscoll, OSB, of Mount Angel Abbey and Fr. Philip Waibel, OSB, pastor of St. Mary Parish. Both abbots spoke briefly before leading festival-goers in prayer and joining Bischoff – and the

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“I’m a little bit tired,” he said, sitting down for dinner in the Weingarten with his companions. “But this, the gemutlichkeit, makes the tiredness go away.” (Gemutlichkeit, a German word, is impossible to translate literally but conveys a feeling of “warmth, friendliness and good cheer” according to Wikipedia.) The current and previous abbots of Engelberg Abbey have visited Mount Angel Abbey before, but never during the Oktoberfest celebration, when Mount Angel is at its best. The timing of this visit was perfect, though, as the festival highlights the heritage of the town, as well as the bounty of the harvest.

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Swiss Abbot makes history at Oktoberfest Native Americans and the newly-arrived settlers. He wrote to his Abbot, “Oregon is said to be a kind of Paradise, if one can speak of such a thing on this earth.” Fr. Adelhelm evidently found his earthly paradise on the butte just east of the small town which would become Mount Angel. As Bischoff noted in his introduction of Abbot Christian, the existing community of German settlers “were so eager to have the monks as neighbors, they pledged a cow and $1,200 toward a monastery within the space of two days.” Abbot Christian Meyer, OSB at Oktoberfest JIM KINGHORN

In journeying from his previous stop at Conception Abbey in Missouri, Abbot Christian was following in the footsteps of Mount Angel Abbey’s founder. With the blessing of his superior at Engelberg, Fr. Adelhelm Odermatt traveled through many parts of the Midwest and West in 188182, looking for the right place to establish a new religious community to serve both

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Sweet Tea Restorations By Nancy Jennings Nikki and Caytlan McIntire make in-law relationships look easy. The mother-inlaw / daughter-in-law duo started “Sweet Tea Restorations,” their home-based business in 2016. Nikki, 48, first met Caytlan, 24, working in the attendance office at Silverton High School. Caytlan was a student there. Now she has been married for over one year to Mitchell, one of Nikki and Jim McIntire’s three sons – who was a year ahead of her at SHS. Specializing in vintage-style furniture and knick knacks, Nikki credits HGTV’s Fixer Upper Joanna Gaines as a creative influence. The name of their business came easily. “We were working in the garage one day and the name just popped up. I love sweet tea,” Nikki said. Once establishing their business name, their next step was getting their name and talent out into the community. They found “Blackbird Granary Antiques & Curiosities” in Mount Angel and started

displaying their merchandise for sale there in April. “We have three different avenues within this business: Filling up Blackbird Granary with furniture and knick knacks, getting the custom work done in a timely manner and taking care of the customers on Facebook,” Caytlan explained. They buy their building supplies – preferring real wood – from estate sales, Goodwill and auctions. The pair got the opportunity to shop at a large warehouse sale in Portland and buy many pieces of furniture used as props in the NBC TV show Grimm, which recently ended its final season. They use “Annie Sloan” decorative chalk paint in a crisp, pure white for some of their creations. The wildest color combinations requested for custom pieces so far? “Bright orange, purple and green on one desk. The client wanted it to match the colors on their business card,” Nikki laughed, adding that custom orders can be challenging.



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JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mt. Angel Mount Angel Library, 290 Charles St. Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St. Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Silverton Hospital, 342 Fairview St. Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main, Silverton

Monday Sit & Be Fit, Yoga

9:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 50 and older. Repeats Wednesday, Friday. Discount for members $3 members, $4 non-members. 503-873-3093

Recovery at Noon

Noon – 1 p.m., Third and High streets, Silverton. Every day except Sunday. 503-873-1320

Gordon House Tours

Noon, 1, 2 p.m. Every day. Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House, 869 W Main St. Reservations: 503-874-6006

Evening Yoga

5:45 p.m., Silverton Grange Hall, 201 Division St. All levels. $5. Repeats Wednesdays. 503-930-1896

AA Meetings

8 p.m., Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Repeats Thursdays, Saturdays. David, 503-383-8327

Tuesday Zumba

8 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 50 and older. Repeats Thursday. $3 members, $4 non-members. 503-873-3093

Clubb Massage

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Massage by appointment. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Tai Chi

9 a.m. & 5 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 50 and older. Repeats Thursday. $3 members, $4 non-members. 503-873-3093

Mt. Angel Food Bank

9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Mt. Angel Community Center, 195 E Charles St. Repeats Wednesday, Thursday. 503-845-6998


11:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Members free, $2 non-members. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Crafty Kids

3 - 9 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Supplies provide. Age 5 - 11. Free. 503-873-7633

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

5:30 p.m., Silverton Assembly of God Church, 437 N James St. 503-269-0952

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Silvertones Community Singers

The Compassionate Friends

Silverton Business Group

10 a.m., United Methodist Church, 203 Main St., Silverton. Open to anyone who loves to sing. Performances on Friday. Dues $50 annually. Tomi, 503-873-2033

6:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. The Compassionate Friends provides comfort, hope, support to parents who lost a child. Carol Williams, 503-873-6944

Needle Crafters

Duplo Day

Silverton Garden Club

8 a.m., Silverton Inn & Suites, 310 N Water St. Sponsored by Silverton Chamber of Commerce. Network, hear speaker. Free. 10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Open to knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, quilters. Seniors 50 and older. Members free, $2 nonmembers. 503-873-3093

Dynamic Aging

10:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Learn to care of whole body. $7 members, $8 non-members. Register: 503-873-3093

Open Art Studio

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Ages 0 - 5. Free. Caregiver must attend.

Saturday Silverton Farmer’s Market

9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Town Square Park, Main Street, Silverton. Fresh produce, plants, flowers. Through Oct. 14. 503-873-5615

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

1 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Bring supplies. Members free; $2 non-members. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

10 a.m., Silverton Assembly of God Church, 437 N James St. 503-2690952

Silverchips Woodcarving Sessions 1 – 4 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. Sessions for $2/ week. All skill levels. 503-873-2480

Family Game Day

11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Game day for families. Free; caregiver must attend with children 0 5. 503-873-7633

Free Dinner

5 - 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. All ages. Free; donations accepted. 503-873-6620


Saturday Lunch

7 a.m., Main St. Bistro, 201 E Main St., Silverton. 503-510-3525.

Strong Bones & Mobility Class

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. DVD-led independent class. Members free; $2 nonmembers. 503-873-3093

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

6 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. 503-501-9824

Compassionate Presence Sangha

7 – 8:30 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St. Mindful meditation, shared dialog. All spiritual traditions. Free. Newcomers arrive 20 minutes early. 971-218-6641

Overeaters Anonymous

7 – 8 p.m., St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Group meets weekly to discuss tips, support those with eating problems. All welcome. 503-551-3671


Teen Improv

5 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Develop improv skills. No experience needed. Age 11 up

Actors/Improv Group

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. No experience needed. Adults, high school students. Also Oct. 18. Ron, 503-873-8796

Thursday, Oct. 5 Silverton Scribes

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Informal writer’s group to share, critique writing projects. Repeats Oct. 19. 503-873-8796

Scotts Mills City Council

7 p.m., Scotts Mills City Hall, 265 Fourth St.

Silverton Lions Club

7 p.m., Silverton Hospital. Open to all. Repeats Oct. 19. 503-873-7119

Friday, Oct. 6


9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Immanuel Lutheran Church, 303 N Church St., Silverton. Repeats Oct. 7.

10:30 a.m., Silverton Grange, 201 Division St. New thought services. 503-873-8026

Monday, Oct. 2 Daughter of the American Revolution

Rummage Sale Hat Making

1 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Make hats for National Mad Hatters Day, Halloween Hat Party. $15 members; $17 non-members. Age 50 and older. 503-769-3093

10 a.m., Brown House, 425 N First Ave., Stayton. Abigail Scott Duniway chapter celebrates life of Duniway. All welcome. 503-769-5951

Borland Art Show - Members Exhibit

Silverton City Council

7 - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Artists reception. Free.

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. 503-873-5321

Mt. Angel City Council

7 p.m., Mt. Angel Library. Open to public.

Tuesday, Oct. 3 Caregiver Connection

2 - 3:30 p.m., Silverton Hospital. For family caregivers and/or unpaid family caregivers. Free. Suzy, 503-304-3429

Scotts Mills Neighborhood Watch

Silverton Toastmasters

7 p.m., Scotts Mill Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Potluck 6:30 p.m.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

6 - 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Refreshments Materials provided. Free.

7:30 a.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1159 Oak St., Silverton. Ann, 503-873-4198

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Noon - 1:30 p.m., Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second St., Silverton. Free.

Silverton Spiritual Life Community

Kiwanis Club of Silverton

7 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Adelman’s Peony Farms demonstrates. Guests welcome. Sandi, 503-873-5690

Coloring Club for Adults

9 a.m., First Baptist Church, 229 Westfield St., Silverton. All welcome. Sandy, 503-871-3729

6 - 9 p.m., Borland Art Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Opening reception. Free.

Lunaria Gallery Show Opening First Friday in Silverton

7 – 9 p.m. Explore downtown, have dinner, shop, browse galleries

Saturday, Oct. 7 Silverton Sidewalk Shindig

Noon - 11 p.m., downtown Silverton. Free celebration of festive music, fun, food. Music runs 1 - 6 p.m.; some venues play music until 11 p.m. Illustration by Greg Sheesley

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Thursday, Oct. 12

Rock the Casino

Noon, First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. Gayla Wilson presents workshop on how to make gift tags. Laura Loffredo shares a “Window of Opportunity” through drama. Luncheon; $6.50. Reservations necessary by calling Cathy, 503-999-2291

4 - 7 p.m., Bethany Charter School, 11824 NE Hazelgreen Road. Games, dunk tank, bounce house, drawings, food, Bingo. 6 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Casino scrip winnings for silent, live auctions.Tickets $25 in advance w/$500 scrip; $30 at door w/ $400 scrip. Tri-tip dinner: $20. No-host bar. Tickets: Wooden Nickel, Silverton Senior Center, Silverton Chamber 503-769-3093

Monday, Oct. 9 Mt. Angel School District

6:30 p.m., District Office, 730 E Marquam St. Open to public. 503-845-2345

Silver Falls School District

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. 503-873-5303

Tuesday, Oct. 10 Ancestry Detectives

10 a.m., Silver Falls Library. Don Garrett from NE Salem FHC presents on resources of the LDS Family History Centers,, changes caused by the end of microfilm.

Open Quilting Time 1 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Bring projects to work on. Members free; $2 non-members. Age 50 and older. 503-769-3093

Ukulele Jams

6 - 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Beginner ukulele lessons followed by play, sing-along time for all skill levels. Children must be accompanied by adult. Bring ukulele, Daily Ukulele music book, music stand. Kits available for check out. 503-873-8796

Silverton Planning Commission

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public.

Wednesday, Oct. 11 Bereavement Support Group

1:30 - 3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Preregistration required. Free. Age 50 and older. 503-769-3093

Gardening Seminar

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Gardening with Dale Small. Members free; $2 nonmembers. Age 50 and older. 503-769-3093

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Dementia Education Seminar

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Dementia education by Brookstone Memory Care. Members free; $2 non-members. Age 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Singles Dine Out Club

6 p.m., Milltown Pub, 1405 Mill St., Silverton. Dutch treat. 503-769-3093.

GFWC Silverton Zenith Women’s Club 7 p.m., location varies. Discuss ways to fund, implement projects benefitting Silverton. Barbara, 801-414-3875

Dyslexia Demystified

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Dawn Tacker of Traverse Dyslexia discusses signs, symptoms, solution, superpowers of Dyslexia. Sign up at library or

Friday, Oct. 13 Chamber Forum Lunch

11:45 a.m., Silverton Hospital. Networking, educational program. $12 members with reservation. $15 prospective members or no reservation. 503-873-5615,

Trivia Jeopardy

7 - 9 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Game night social. Bring finger food to share. Free. Age 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Saturday, Oct. 14 Judy’s Party

6 - 10 p.m., Festhalle, 500 NE Wilco Hwy., Mt. Angel. Fundraiser for Silverton Chamber of Commerce, local nonprofit and community groups. Features Bite of Silverton with food from local restaurants, music, auction. Tickets $40 at 503-873-5615

Sunday, Oct. 15 Run for Humanity Zombie Run

9 a.m., Champoeg State Park, St. Paul. North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity Run 5K, 10K. Food, music by Deadwood Standing. $40 race fee, $3 signup fee. Packet pickup at 7 a.m. nwvhabitat. org/runforhumanity. 503-845-2164

Taizé Prayer

7 p.m., Benedictine Sisters, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Chanted prayers, meditation, reflection. Open to all. 503-845-6773

Tuesday, Oct. 17 Alzheimer’s Support Group

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Alzheimer’s support group for caregivers, family. Free. Age 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Prayer of the Heart

3:30 p.m., Benedictine Sisters, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Contemplative prayer group. All welcome. Free. RSVP to 503-845-6141.

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Sunday, Oct. 22 Organ Recital

9:30 - 9:55 a.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. Organ recital featuring Gil Wittman. Free. 503-873-6620

Thursday, Oct. 26 Legal Advice

9 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center. Legal advice provided by attorney Phil Kelley. Members free; $2 non-members. Age 50 and older. Appointments: 503-873-3093

Concert @ the Library

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Mark Hanson, Greta Pedersen perform mix of blues, jazz, Motown, originals, eclectic pop. Free.

7 p.m., Silverton Elk Lodge, 300 High St. All veterans welcome. 503-871-8160

Friday, Oct. 27

Adult Book Club

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Discuss Running the Rift by Naomi Benaron. Free. Open to public. 503-873-8796

2 p.m., Davenport Place, 930 Oak St., Silverton. Free community bingo sponsored by Silverton Senior Center. RSVP: 503-873-7126

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Saturday, Oct. 28

Pints & Purls

6 - 8 p.m., Seven Brides Brewing, 990 N First, Silverton. Meet other knitters, crocheters for an evening of pints and some purls. Hosted by KIS Designs. Everyone welcome. Contact Kisdesigns on Facebook for information.

Thursday, Oct. 19 Flu Shot Clinic

9 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center. Bring insurance info. Age 50+. 503-873-3093

Saturday, Oct. 21 Book Talk

9:30 a.m. - noon, Benedictine Sisters, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. The River Why by David James Duncan. Led by Tim Nelson, Linda Jensen. Bring own lunch or buy from monastery for $8.50. RSVP to 503-845-6141.

Dream Group

10 a.m. - noon, Benedictine Sisters, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Listening to dreams can help pay attention to God’s presence. Presenter Peggy McGurn, PhD. $20. RSVP to 503-84-6141.

Community Bingo

Community Pancake Breakfast

8 - 10:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Pancakes, eggs, sausage, beverage. $5 adults, $3 children under 12. 503-873-3093

Sunday, Oct. 29 Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon, Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. $5 per person.

Monday, Oct. 30 Vigil for Peace

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Towne Square Park, Silverton. Silverton People for Peace gather holding signs pleading for peace, end of wars. Open to all. 503-580-8893

Tuesday, Oct. 31 Halloween Halloween Hat Party

1 - 3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Hat contest, refreshments, prizes. Free. Age 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Fall Frenzy Bazaar

5 - 8 p.m., Silverton Friends Church, 229 Eureka Ave., Silverton. Local distributors, crafters, food, prizes. Repeats 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Oct. 22. 503-873-5131

Barn Dance

6 - 11 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Barbecue, drinks, barn dance presented by Double “H” Western Wear. Dance tickets $25 presale, $22 garden members. Dinner & dance tickets $40 presale, $37 garden members.

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Food & Drink

Stuffed sweet peppers

This recipe is a favorite at our house. Peeling the peppers makes them sweet and gives them a nice texture. Baking the goat cheese turns it creamy and the nuts and bread crumbs give just a bit of crunch. Enjoy! – Melissa Wagoner

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A simple and colorful delicacy Ingredient list 4 sweet peppers (any color) ¼ cup golden raisins 1 cup boiling water Sea salt and ground pepper 8 oz. goat cheese ¼ cup pine nuts (or chopped hazelnuts) 12 fresh basil leaves (chopped) 2 T breadcrumbs (if gluten-free use cornmeal) Olive Oil Pour boiling water over golden raisins in a bowl and let plump. Place whole, washed peppers under

Slide skin off peppers and discard, cut slit down one side and remove stem and seeds. Heat oven to 475 degrees. Drain raisins. Slice goat cheese into four equal-sized pieces. Open peppers and place peeled side down on cutting board. Salt and pepper inside, insert a slice of goat cheese, a sprinkle of raisins and a sprinkle of nuts. Fold peppers creating a filled pocket and place on rimmed baking sheet.

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Bake 10 minutes, or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.


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NEW ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT! 2803 Hoover Ave, Salem $362,999 Beautiful 4 bedroom with 2230 S.F. Built in 1999, Great location. This won’t last! WVMLS# 724074 Sheldon Lesire, Broker, 503-779-7523

ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT! 859 New Terrace - Keizer $259,900. Gardener’s Delight. Lots of updates. WVMLS# 721632,Naomi Funk, 503-509-9369

Odd Fellows Games and Electronics $49,000 Business only opportunity at corner of First and Main. WVMLS# 723209 Lisa 503-930-7793 and Dixon 503-602-4320

NEW! 2222 NW Hoyt, #30 - Portland $1,399,999 Stunning condo/townhome. Great NW Portland location. WVMLS# 722284 Lisa 503-930-7793 and Dixon 503-602-4320

ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT! Garden Way $49,900 Nearly half an acre off S. Abiqua Rd. May not be buildable. Buyer to do due diligence. WVMLS# 723585 Christina Reeder 503-931-8406

NEW! 1126 E. Main $342,000 Well cared for 1901 farmhouse on huge 1/3 ac. lot, 1950 s.f., 4 bdrms/1.5 bth, Large deck and fire pit. Close to town. WVMLS# 722254 Angela Halbirt-Lopez 503-999-0245

4055 Timber Trail $579,900 PRICE DROP! Stunning 3100 sf custom on 5.93 acres. Amazing woodwork. 3 bdrm/3bth. Shop, Huge rec rooms and downstairs family room. WVMLS# 721227 Lisa 503-930-7793 and Dixon 503-602-4320 1606 Wood Duck $339,900 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT Beauty of a custom with 2128 S.F., 3 bdrm/3bth. Loads of amenities. WVMLS# 719556 Sheldon Lesire 503-779-7523 PENDING! 506 N. Church, $229,900 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT 3 bdrm/2bth 2150 s.f. Manufactured home on huge lot. Private backyard, quiet street. WVMLS# 720605 Lisa 503-930-7793 and Dixon 503-602-4320

1643 Tamarack, Sweet Home $41,500 each Two huge buildable lots, Second lot behind 1643 Tamarack. WVMLS# 721912 & WVMLS#721913 Becky Detherage 971-209-5413 15891 S. Union Mills, Mulino $457,000 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT 2.77 Acres, 1580 S.F. Lovely home with 3 bdrm/2bth. WVMLS# 723343 Angela Halbirt-Lopez 503-999-0245 5543 SW Pasadena Drive, Portland $420,000 1362 s.f. home with 3 bdrm/2bth, on huge .29 ac. lot. WVMLS# 723331 Joel Moreno 541-223-3869

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NEW! 217 N. Molalla Avenue $310,000 Mixed Use Zone - Home AND duplex! Home Rented as Business. Great Location. WVMLS# 72299 Angela Halbirt Lopez 503-999-0245 NEW! 404 Charles St. $482,500 Updated 7 bdrm/3.5 bth home on quiet street by City park. Bonus Room and theater room. RV parking. WVMLS# 723008 Becky Detherage 971-209-5413 SOLD! 1125 Reserve Street $86,000 Buildable lot over 14,000 s.f. (1/3rd acre). Close to downtown. SDC charges apply. WMLS# 722255 Angela Halbirt-Lopez 503-999-0245

321 W. Center $389,000 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT Gorgeous custom home close in, 2081 s.f., 3 bdrm/2bth. Lovely home. WVMLS# 719552 Brittney Black 503-586-8395 1702 Merganser $419,000 ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT 2638 S.F. 4 bdrm/3bth, with Lake View. Stunning home with large fenced yard. Three car garage. Two master suites. WVMLS#718163 Lisa 503-930-7793 and Dixon 503-602-4320 1648 Centennial $489,000 5 bdr/3bth Huge and gorgeous custom 3408 s.f. Newer home with view. WVMLS# 71881Naomi Funk 503-509-9369 October 2017 • 15


Eldon Rudolph Kuenzi Eldon Kuenzi, 79, was born at home in Silverton, Ore., to Ernest and Lena (Stadeli) Kuenzi. He died at home surrounded by his family on Sept. 16, 2017, after fighting pancreatic cancer for four years. He served in the United States Army from 1961 to 1963 and worked 35 years as a petroleum truck driver for Wilco Farmers. He was the happiest when working with his family on their farm. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Flesch), of 51 years; his six children, Thomas (Trudy) Kuenzi, Sarah (Dave) Barth,

Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Monday, Nov. 6 Monday – Thursday: 10am - 5pm Dr. Michael Kim is announcing the 8TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY BACK PROGRAM. We will pay any child $2 PER POUND for their unopened candy, and we are also going to hand out free toothbrushes. Kids can still have all the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well. We will be sending all of the un-opened candy and toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss to the troops again this year. Last year we sent over 200 lbs!

Paul (Krista) Kuenzi, Emily (Jackson) Allred, Anna (Chris) Kaeb, and William (Bethany) Kuenzi; daughter-in-law, Ruth (Mike) Rava; 26 grandchildren; one great grandchild; and six siblings, Lawrence Kuenzi, Anna (Leonard) Edelman, Raymond (Eileen) Kuenzi, Mabel (Glenn) Yutzie, Pauline Kuenzi, and Dale (Sandra) Kuenzi. He was preceded in death by his son, Ernest Kuenzi; his sister, Lilly May Gould; and his parents. Private services were held at the German Apostolic Christian Cemetery. Arrangements were made with Weddle Funeral Home.

There are thousands of Rotary Peace Poles in 180 countries around the world, and on Sept. 19 Town Square Park in Silverton became home to one of them. The pole, which says “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in eight languages, was installed by the Silverton Rotary Club. Rotary International is a service organiztion dedicated to six areas of focus to build international relationships, improve lives, and create a better world. Those areas include promting peace, fighting disease, providing clean water and sanitation, saving mothers and children, supporting education and growing local economies. For information on the Silverton club contact Past President Kyle Palmer, 503-932-8550.

Dr. Kim is utilizing this program in an effort to help educate the youth of the community and the drawbacks of eating candy containing high amounts of refined sugars. Offering to buy back children’s candy will help them learn about dental hygiene and give them the chance to get involved with the community. There is no candy minimum, and all children must be accompanied by a parent / guardian.


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Something for the Soul

One size fits all

Shoeboxes full of supplies benefit children around the world

By Nancy Jennings

so some can’t go to school,” Schneider said.

Instead of receiving gifts to celebrate her milestone 50th birthday last year, Christine Schneider wanted to give gifts to the less fortunate. The Silverton resident, along with her husband Carl and four children, planned a party with family and friends to fulfill her wish.

Schneider said she looks out for sales throughout the year, buys items piecemeal and packs them into plastic shoeboxes – an added plus to the recipients due to its reusability. “You can include a picture of your family and your address… They can see that this came from a real person who packed this box, sent it to them and cares.”

Thirty guests arrived bearing items to donate to a cause close to her heart – the Samaritan’s Purse. The National Christian Foundation, founded in 1970 by Rev. Billy Graham’s son, Franklin, helps impoverished children from different countries receive gift-wrapped shoeboxes filled with school and personal hygiene supplies. The Schneiders and their children have been involved in the project for seven years. “For parents, it’s a really good thing to do with your kids because we live in a very affluent society – compared to the rest of the world. I’ve talked to a lot of parents who want to teach their children to appreciate things in gratitude,” she said. Silverton’s national collection week will be Nov. 13 – 20 at the Baptist Church on 229 Westfield St. Shoeboxes wil be sent to such destinations as the Middle East, Philippines, Eastern Europe, Russian and Mongolia. “A lot of these kids’ parents can’t afford school supplies,

Caring about others comes naturally to the Schneiders. For the past year they have assisted the homeless at the “church at the park” in Salem. “We do an informal Bible study. Some of them used to be homeless, but they aren’t anymore. Some still come because they feel comfortable there,” Schnieder said. “Then some want to help other homeless people because they’ve been there and they understand it.” She is hopeful donations will increase and continue to spread the universal act of caring. “To have somebody give them a present, tells them that God loves them,” she said. For more information and a list of needed items, check out the website at A new feature includes stories of the outcomes experienced by recipients.

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Focusing on moms’ needs

By Melissa Wagoner “If there was the perfect way to eat there would be one book,” nutrition and exercise coach Rita Horter said. Instead there is an entire industry devoted to the subject which, she admits, can be confusing to those looking to eat better and become healthier. Horter, who grew up in Silverton, said she is a lifelong sugar addict and fitness enthusiast but in 2014 she realized even her daily exercise regimen wasn’t keeping her healthy. “You can’t out-exercise a poor diet,” she explained. “I was basically trying to out exercise my fork.” She embarked on a 21-day sugar detox program that changed her life and led her to enroll in a year-long health coaching program through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. “You walk away thinking, ‘I know nothing,’” she laughed. “But I know enough – enough to feed myself and my family and to help people along the way.” After completing her studies Horter started doing oneon-one nutrition coaching but discovered that she wasn’t making a lot of headway. “I found that people really want to have something to

sink their teeth into and not necessarily to talk about their eating choices,” she said. Around this time Horter also gave birth to her second child, Charlotte, who spent several weeks in a neonatal intensive care unit in Portland. “You just forget the intensity of having a newborn,” she said. Adjusting to life with an active preschooler and a newborn meant Horter also adjusted her own career goals. Already a “bootybarre” instructor in Silverton, she decided to find an established program that would give her clients a more tangible means to reach their fitness goals while allowing her to work from home. Researching the nutritionists she had admired in her coursework led her to join the online Beachbody program. “I use my knowledge from all my experiences and my education and I support people through a challenge group and an education group,” Horter explained. Most of Horter’s clientele consists of mothers and, as a mother herself, she knows that time can be a scarce commodity. To minimize this challenge she uses social media, such as Facebook, to help her reach out to new clients and to coach current ones.


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Fox football No. 1 in state

Enters toughest part of season 4-0

Silverton won its first two MidWillamette Conference football games and has moved to No. 1 in Class 5A in the OSAA’s rankings. The Foxes still have a long way to go with a stiff challenge at No. 3 Crescent Valley taking place after Our Town’s presstime (see the Our Town Facebook page for a report on the game). On Sept. 22 the Foxes scored an improbable 31-30 win against defending state champion Lebanon. Silverton jumped out to a 17-0 lead, but the Warriors rallied for 22 consecutive points to lead 22-17. Lebanon led 30-25 in the fourth quarter and appeared to be on the verge of another TD when Foxes defensive back Colton Meyer intercepted a pass near the goal line and ran it back to the 45. A penalty on the runback pushed Silverton back to the 19, but the Foxes followed with an epic 17-play, 81-yard drive in which they were penalized 27 yards and converted twice on fourth down. The second successful fourth-down play featured the individual effort of the season for the Foxes as junior quarterback Levi Nielsen weaved his way for 27 yards on 4th-and-27 to the Lebanon 13. Nielsen ran 8 yards for the winning score with 2:38 left. Nielsen, who threw three touchdown passes in addition to this scoring run, told Our Town that on the fourth-down run he could tell from the defense the Warriors were playing that the play would not work. “Then I saw an opening and went for it. It was risky, but it paid off,” he said. The Foxes opened league play Sept. 15 with a 38-22 home win vs. Dallas, led by 191 yards rushing and four touchdowns from Hunter Meissner. The 5-9, 195pound junior ran for three scores and recovered a fumble in the end zone for a fourth touchdown. “Our offense really played well,” Meissner told Our Town. “I couldn’t have done it without my offensive line.” Kennedy, meanwhile, entered Tri-River play 0-4 but ranked No. 13 in Class 2A because of their difficult schedule. The Trojans faced two Class 3A squads and also had to battle Monroe and Oakland, both of who are in the top five in Class 2A.

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“Our guys have been playing hard,” coach Joe Panuke told Our Town. “We are just focusing on fixing the little things each week. We have been dealing with the injury bug a bit this year, but we are looking forward to league.” Kennedy opened Tri-River play after Our Town’s presstime against No. 2 Central Linn. St. Paul is ranked No. 1 and Panuke thinks the Buckaroos might be the team to beat. “The rest of the league will be a dog fight,” he said. “I like our chances when we get into league.” Cross country: Kaylin Cantu is on her way to a stellar senior season. The Class 2A Kennedy runner captured first place at a pair of prestigious invitationals against competition all the way to 6A. First, on Sept. 13, Cantu set a course record of 19:05 in taking top honors at the Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational. Cantu notched in behind Hannah Hernandez of Philomath during the hilly trail sections at the Silver Falls State Park course, then took charge when the runners came out of the woods and won by 25 seconds. Kennedy finished second by one point to Oak Hill in the smallschool team competition. On Sept. 23 Cantu became just the second Trojans runner to win at the Three Course Challenge at Camp Rilea in Warrenton. Cantu took first on the difficult course in 22:59, 13 seconds ahead of Kelsey Swenson of Class 5A Mountain View. Cantu’s run helped Kennedy capture the small school team title. Silverton, which co-hosts the Silver Falls meet with Kennedy, also ran well at the invite, which featured 50 schools and more than 700 runners. The Foxes’ girls squad took fifth among large schools, led by Jori Paradis, who took fourth in 20:08.5. Silverton’s boys were seventh as a team, led by third-place finisher Haile Stutzman (16:41.1). The Silver Falls meet included middle school runners for the first time and Silverton won the girls team title, led by first-place finisher Hannah Bashor

Foxes junior quarterback Levi Nielsen helped defeat Lebanon, including three touchdown passes on Sept. 22.

SHS junior Hunter Meissner scored four touchdowns for the Foxes on Sept. 15 – including a recovered fumble in the end zone.

(16:23.0). The Silverton boys took second behind Veritas, while placing three runners in the top eight: Zach Kuenzi (3rd, 14:00.6), Carter Gauvin (6th, 14:18.8) and Collin Allen (8th, 15:06.7). The Silverton High squads also ran well in the Mid-Willamette preview meet Sept. 20 at Willamette Mission State Park. Both teams finished fourth, with Paradis taking third in the girls race in 19:11.34 and Stutzman fourth for the boys in 16:10.80. Volleyball: Silverton is off to a strong start under first-year coach Linda Riedman. The Foxes are 4-2 in MidWillamette Conference play and ranked 13th in Class 5A by the OSAA. Silverton opened 4-0 in league before falling to Lebanon and Crescent Valley. Corvallis leads the league at 6-0, with Lebanon and Crescent Valley a game ahead of the Foxes at 5-1. Kennedy, meanwhile, is 3-2 in Tri-River play, two games behind 5-0 Central Linn and one game from second place St. Paul. The Trojans are tied with St. Paul for 13th in Class 2A. Soccer: The Silverton girls are 1-4 in nonleague play, but that mark is deceptive given the Foxes have played two Class 6A schools, No. 13 West Salem and No. 2 South Salem. Silverton opens Mid-Willamette play Oct. 3 at home vs. Central. The Foxes’ boys squad, under first-year coach Derek McElfresh, scored its first win Sept 19, a 3-2 victory vs. Putnam. Silverton is 1-1-3 and opens MWC play at Central on Oct. 3.

JFK senior Kaylin Cantu took first place at both the Silver Falls Oktoberfest Invitational and the Three Course Challenge at Camp Rilea running events.

Running: More than 750 runners and walkers participated in the three Oktoberfest road races Sept. 16. Louis De Sitter of Portland won the half-marathon in 1:24.24. Ann Steffen of Portland was fourth in 1:27.59 and was the first woman to finish. Alex Cameron of Portland won the 10-kilometer event in 32:12. Michael Traeger of Silverton took third, while Sophia Patterson of Salem finished eighth in 42:02 and took top honors among female runners. Jason McMurria of Wilsonville won the 5K in 19:10. Deanna O’Neil of Canby was third in 19:41 and led all women runners. Follow me on @jameshday.

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A Grin at the End

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of one another. I find it to be tiresome, pointless and more than a little dangerous, not in a physical sense – though people are needlessly hurt – but in a spiritual sense. When there is not even an attempt to listen to grievances and understand what a person is saying, there can be no hope of resolving a problem. None.

I was at the convenience store the other day, buying a pint – of 2 percent milk, that is. I buy milk almost every day to have with lunch. When the cashier asked for $1.39 I came up short. I was sure I had the exact change but when I pawed through my pockets I came up 16 cents short. Before I could reach into my wallet to grab out a dollar bill, a man standing behind me reached forward with his own dollar. “Take it out of this,” he said. I turned to say thank you, and he was heading out the door. I never really got a good look at him. Occasionally, we all encounter kindness in the most unexpected times and places. Every time, it catches me off guard. It also reminds me that, as a group, people are kind and generous. That is no secret. We see it every day, at the convenience store and at other random places. We see it on television, with the many acts of kindness helping the folks in Texas cope with the devastating hurricane and flooding. Nothing made those “regular” people leave their homes to help, pressing their bass boats, kayaks and canoes into service to rescue whole families from the crisis.

Except they did. They reached out and helped. They did it not as Republicans or Democrats, or even as Americans, or as whites or blacks. They did it as people. I believe kindness is in our DNA. You see it with a mother or father and their newborn baby. You see it in church and schools. And if you let it happen, you will see it just about everywhere. These are harsh times. Some people can’t open their mouths without F-bombs flying out. Politicians spend all of their time running down other politicians when they ought to be working together trying to solve the problems we all face. People protest against “fascists” with – more fascism. Communication – talking and listening – and understanding have been replaced by yelling over the top

To me, the interesting thing is that some people may just need to talk through their feelings. That may sound like psycho-babble, but if people are not listened to and feel powerless, that’s when they spin out of control. And that gets in the way of actually making sense of the human condition. It’s not really about politics – thank goodness for that – and it’s not about money. It’s abut sharing the experience of getting along, not as cookiecutter copies of one another that agree on everything, but as a collection of jewels, each different, each valuable. Each with its own gifts. That’s when we will all be able to get along. That’s when the humanity in our hearts will outshine our shortcomings. As least that’s my 16 cents worth. Carl Sampson is a freelance writer and editor. He lives in Stayton.




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